A Quick Guide On Commonly Found Kinds of Salt + How to Use Them
What's the difference between rock salt, iodized salt, kosher salt, sea salt, and pink Himalayan salt?
We often take our salt for granted, but it’s the miracle ingredient that makes every single dish flavorful and delicious. Salt is the key to giving sweets that extra sweetness, bringing out the natural flavors of
1 Table salt
Table salt is mined from salt deposits and goes through a refining process where traces of other naturally occurring minerals are lost. Its fine and even-grained texture makes it ideal for baking.
2 Iodized salt
Iodized salt is table salt that has been fortified with iodine, an essential mineral in your diet. It has a slight metallic taste. Due to its smaller granules, a little of it goes a long way.
3 Kosher salt
Kosher salt was developed for the preparation of kosher meats in accordance
4 Sea salt
Sea salt is made by evaporating salt water collected from the ocean or sea. It is available in fine and coarse grains and has a fresher, lighter flavor than standard table salt. Local sea salt is best used for everyday cooking while the more expensive varieties, like fleur de sel, is recommended to be sprinkled on dishes right before serving.
5 Pink Himalayan salt
Pink Himalayan salt is a salt mined from Pakistan. Its pinkish tint is due to trace amounts of magnesium, potassium, and calcium. Though you can also use this salt for seasoning, just like fleur de sel, it’s best sprinkled as a finishing touch before serving. Salts that are added last, for taste, look, and crunch, are called finishing salts.
6 Rock salt
Rock salt which you can buy at wet markets is mined from salt mines. It is not as salty and
How to get “salt flakes” for garnishing using local rock salt?
Place salt in a jar, tightly screw on a
Next time you’re at the grocery, you now know exactly the kind of salt you need!
Feature was published in the January/February 2012 issue of Yummy magazine. Edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.